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So I had a question regarding SIG's Warranty on their 556 pistols and rifles.


I heard from a few SIG Dealers that if you SBR'd a 556 pistol or rifle SIG voids your warranty.

I looked on their website and found no information regarding this so I sent them an email and have not received any response.


Does anyone know if there is any truth to this?
 

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I could see if you SBR a rifle by cutting down the barrel and rethreading it. The Nitron coating could be damaged, and they would void the warranty on the barrel and possibly the gas system since it was designed for a longer barrel. Most poeple have to modify the gas plug hole size on the rifle when they shorten the barrel. So I wouldn't go that way, and instead would SBR a pistol.

If you SBR a pistol and add a stock, you are not modifying anything in the barrel or gas system. So they would have a very hard time denying you warranty repair since nothing changed except adding a stock.

Either way, once you SBR it, you will have to make sure that Sig will accept a class 3 weapon for warranty repair. With an SBR'd AR-15, the parts are readily available for you to fix it yourself or have a SOT dealer licensed to work on class 3 guns do it for you. But with class 3 weapons you are not supposed to have it out of your control unless the person possessing it is in your trust, or is a class 3 dealer. I know Sig has factory SBRs, so they should be able to accept the rifle for repairs in the event something happens.

Let us know what Sig says. If they void warranties for SBRing a pistol, then look elsewhere. Check out the Robinson Armament XCR SBR with the Mini or Micro uppers. They are three lug piston driven guns with interchangeable barrels and bolts. I own an XCR and love it. If I were going to SBR a rifle, I would not do it to my 556, but would instead do it to the XCR. You can replace the barrel in under 1 minute and put in a 10 inch barrel or any caliber you wish. They have 5.56, 6.8, and 7.62X39 barrels in all lenghts from 7.5" up to 18 inches.
 

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Thanks for the response.

What you said regarding the rifle I totally understood and could see how that would void warranty on those parts or the entire rifle, I did not question the dealers about that.

What confused me though was in regards to the pistols. But I asked and gave them the same information that all you are doing is adding a buttstock to the lower or just switching out the lower altogether and was told that yes, even a pistol warranty will be voided if you SBR it.

I don't get it, if that is true that is stupid. :shock:

I am awaiting a response from SIG CS. :?
 

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If you SBR a P556, you are assuming the role of manufacturer of the weapon. It has nothing to do with what you may or may not have done to it to make it an SBR. You are the registered manufacturer with BATF.

Sig may honor their warranty if the problem is obviously an original manufacturing defect, but technically they don't have to.
 

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Covert Channels said:
But with class 3 weapons you are not supposed to have it out of your control unless the person possessing it is in your trust, or is a class 3 dealer.
Not true:

Section 9.5 Conveyances of NFA firearms not treated as “transfersâ€
 

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Those bastards at SIG CS never returned any of my phone calls or emails regarding this. :roll:
 

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datcha said:
Those bastards at SIG CS never returned any of my phone calls or emails regarding this. :roll:
Humm, they are bastards for not getting back to you with an answer to a question you should already know the answer to.

Reread what jalso posted above and try to grasp the concept.

:roll:
 

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racenet said:
datcha said:
Those bastards at SIG CS never returned any of my phone calls or emails regarding this. :roll:
Humm, they are bastards for not getting back to you with an answer to a question you should already know the answer to.

Reread what jalso posted above and try to grasp the concept.

:roll:
Gee, thanks, If I wanted a smart ass response from a knob jockey...

And people wonder why SIG enthusiasts are looked down upon. :roll:


Perhaps you should re-read the entire thread and all the posts up to his and then think about that before shooting off another smart ass arrogant reply.
 

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I agree with datcha

I am doing the same thing to my p556 and am interested in finding out what sig sauer customer service says, if they ever respond to you. To me it should be covered, but you never know.
 

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Re: I agree with datcha

jnathanj33 said:
I am doing the same thing to my p556 and am interested in finding out what sig sauer customer service says, if they ever respond to you. To me it should be covered, but you never know.
Yes, it should be covered, especially if it's a case like what jalso pointed out;
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Sig may honor their warranty if the problem is obviously an original manufacturing defect,
I will let you know if I get an answer, I may call them again because nobody has a solid answer to this question (not even SIG) and I am still hearing different things from everyone in the business. IE: other firearm manufacturers.
 

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datcha said:
racenet said:
datcha said:
Those bastards at SIG CS never returned any of my phone calls or emails regarding this. :roll:
Humm, they are bastards for not getting back to you with an answer to a question you should already know the answer to.

Reread what jalso posted above and try to grasp the concept.

:roll:
Gee, thanks, If I wanted a smart ass response from a knob jockey...

And people wonder why SIG enthusiasts are looked down upon. :roll:


Perhaps you should re-read the entire thread and all the posts up to his and then think about that before shooting off another smart ass arrogant reply.
Knob jockey? What, are you in f'ing kindergarden? :roll:
 

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racenet said:
datcha said:
racenet said:
datcha said:
Those bastards at SIG CS never returned any of my phone calls or emails regarding this. :roll:
Humm, they are bastards for not getting back to you with an answer to a question you should already know the answer to.

Reread what jalso posted above and try to grasp the concept.

:roll:
Gee, thanks, If I wanted a smart ass response from a knob jockey...

And people wonder why SIG enthusiasts are looked down upon. :roll:


Perhaps you should re-read the entire thread and all the posts up to his and then think about that before shooting off another smart ass arrogant reply.
Knob jockey? What, are you in f'ing kindergarden? :roll:
No, I'm not in Kindergarten, but maybe you should go back there to finish up. :roll:
 

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datcha said:
racenet said:
datcha said:
racenet said:
datcha said:
Those bastards at SIG CS never returned any of my phone calls or emails regarding this. :roll:
Humm, they are bastards for not getting back to you with an answer to a question you should already know the answer to.

Reread what jalso posted above and try to grasp the concept.

:roll:
Gee, thanks, If I wanted a smart ass response from a knob jockey...

And people wonder why SIG enthusiasts are looked down upon. :roll:


Perhaps you should re-read the entire thread and all the posts up to his and then think about that before shooting off another smart ass arrogant reply.
Knob jockey? What, are you in f'ing kindergarden? :roll:
No, I'm not in Kindergarten, but maybe you should go back there to finish up. :roll:
:roll:
 

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racenet said:
datcha said:
racenet said:
datcha said:
racenet said:
datcha said:
Those bastards at SIG CS never returned any of my phone calls or emails regarding this. :roll:
Humm, they are bastards for not getting back to you with an answer to a question you should already know the answer to.

Reread what jalso posted above and try to grasp the concept.

:roll:
Gee, thanks, If I wanted a smart ass response from a knob jockey...

And people wonder why SIG enthusiasts are looked down upon. :roll:


Perhaps you should re-read the entire thread and all the posts up to his and then think about that before shooting off another smart ass arrogant reply.
Knob jockey? What, are you in f'ing kindergarden? :roll:
No, I'm not in Kindergarten, but maybe you should go back there to finish up. :roll:
:roll:
:roll: :lol:
 

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:roll: Good grief. :shock:
 
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